Lance/Corporal John Butterworth MM
6462 7th East Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds 31st July 1916
Lived at 233 Accrington Road
Buried in St Sever Cemetery, France
Burnley Express 2/9/1916 - 29th September 1917

(Burnley Express 29th September 1917)

Mrs. Butterworth, 233, Accrington Road, Burnley, went to Preston on Sunday to receive the Military Medal gained by her son, the late, Lance-Corporal, John Butterworth, 6462, East Lancashire Regiment, who died of wounds at Rouen on July 13th 1916. His act, for which the award was made, was for "conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He carried his sergeant who was badly wounded back to cover under very heavy fire". He joined the army at Burnley at the age of 17, and was trained at Swanage and Bournmouth. He was formerly a drawer at Towneley Colliery.

His brother 9555 Private James Butterworth, whose wife and child live at 8, Firth Street, Burnley, has for over three years been a prisoner of war in Germany, and was taken at the battle of Mons. He joined the army when war broke out, having previously served for five years in India. He belongs to the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, and is now 27 years of age. He has not yet seen his only child, having only been married four months when he went out with the British Expeditionary Force.




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